Our intraoral scanner is a small hand-held wand that digitally obtains the arrangement of the teeth and gums with a radiation-free laser. The scanning process is painless and can be stopped and started as many times as necessary. In addition, this also means no more gagging or discomfort for patients, since impression trays and impression materials are no longer needed!
Scans are typically completed within five to ten minutes and produce a perfect 3D digital impression of your teeth and soft tissue structures. This information is then used to determine your treatment and provides an idea of the finished result with a 3D model of your teeth on our computer screen.
Using your digital scan, we can print models of your teeth right in our office. Once your teeth have been scanned and your treatment path has been determined, we print models at each stage of tooth movement. After we print the 3D models, we have equipment that enables us to make clear aligners for each stage of tooth movement.
If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment with our in-house clear aligners, schedule an appointment to determine whether this is the right treatment option for you.